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From Steam To Diesel To . . . Natural Gas?

In the history of the locomotive, natural gas may prove to be as game-changing to the railroad industry in this century as diesel was in the last.  

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Locomotive makers are racing each other to develop engines that will run on natural gas.  In the second part of Monday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Bloomberg News reporter Tim Catts about the reasons switching to an alternative fuel is suddenly so attractive.

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